A uniformed cop is doing some 'splaining to luscious Baldwin. His head is shaved now, as smooth and as clean as a baby's...oh, sweet, sweet Baldwin. So yeah, the cop says there are three dead inside, and the fourth survived. Violence! Without this, Blue would just be angst and asses. Franz's cans. And sometimes, the side of Sheeri Rappaport's boobs. And a little grit.
Di comes up, and the uniform relays that they have a witness, a "dumpster diver." Dude, I've done that! A harried, frantic woman bursts through the crowd and is restrained by Medavoy. She's upset because her son works at Zip's and hasn't come home yet. His name is Darien Calloway. I guess I could call him Cab. Ricky and Sip head out to talk to the dumpster diver and Di promises to console -- I mean talk to -- the lady when they learn more.
Around the corner, Ricky is talking to the dumpster diver, who looks like he stepped straight out of the never-a-best-seller children's coloring book "Look Who's on The Bowery!" The guy looks like Jughead from the Archie comics but fatter, older, and more down on his luck. He even has points ripped very carefully into his hat. Dude, bums do not wear hats that ripped. They'd be ashamed! It's as if Bochco himself called up Central Casting and was like, "We need a bum! No, more tattered! Rip his hat! NOW we're in business!" Anyway, the bum says he didn't see anything. Sip shakes his head and stalks off, and in voice-over, says, "Oh-ho, this guy's a beaut." Ricky says he wants the bum to look at some photos.
We zoom inside, where three teenaged corpses are splayed on the ground, facedown, in puddles of blood that seeped out on the linoleum. Baldwin comforts a lone teen Zip's Burger's survivor who says the shooters made them lie down like that. Di comes in and gets the teen to confirm that Darien was one of the victims. She goes off to tell poor Darien's mom. Medavoy says, all world-weary, "They're just kids."
Whoosh. Bloosh. Subway train. Credits. Nice to have you back, those of you that are back. That is: Sip, Ricky, Di, Baldwin, John, and -- for a limited time -- Fancy.